Forthcoming Releases

August 2017

Lights Out

DDV 24165

ENGLISH POETRY AND SONG SOCIETY LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS

Originally made for the EP&SS by Dunelm, and reissued by ‘popular request’ these four live concert recordings have several shortcomings in audio quality due to the limitations of microphone placement, but include many otherwise unrecorded art songs from many well known composers and also song specialists whose work is as yet little known.

Ivor Gurney
August 2017

Shropshire Lads

DDV 24162

ENGLISH POETRY AND SONG SOCIETY LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS

Originally made for the EP&SS by Dunelm, and reissued by ‘popular request’ these four live concert recordings have several shortcomings in audio quality due to the limitations of microphone placement, but include many otherwise unrecorded art songs from many well known composers and also song specialists whose work is as yet little known.

Settings of the poems of A E Housman by E J Moeran, Arthur Somervell, Arnold Bax, Benjamin Burrows, Brian Daubney, Margaret Wegener, Clive Pollard, Calvin Bowman and Stephen Duro.

Stephen Foulkes ( baritone) & David Bednall (piano)

E.J. Moeran
August 2017

Songs of Dorset

DDV 24163

ENGLISH POETRY AND SONG SOCIETY LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS

Originally made for the EP&SS by Dunelm, and reissued by ‘popular request’ these four live concert recordings have several shortcomings in audio quality due to the limitations of microphone placement, but include many otherwise unrecorded art songs from many well known composers and also song specialists whose work is as yet little known.

Here we have fine settings of Thomas Hardy and the dialect poems of William Barnes from Gerald Finzi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Aurthur Somervell, Clive Carey, Roger Lord, Alison Edgar, Judith Bailey and Brian Daubney.

Stephen Foulkes (baritone) & Colin Hunt (piano)

Ralph Vaughan Williams
August 2017

The Great War Remembered

DDV 24164

ENGLISH POETRY AND SONG SOCIETY LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS

Originally made for the EP&SS by Dunelm, and reissued by ‘popular request’ these four live concert recordings have several shortcomings in audio quality due to the limitations of microphone placement, but include many otherwise unrecorded art songs from many well known composers and also song specialists whose work is as yet little known.

Some of the best known and most moving of English poetry came from the horrors of the 1914-8 war. Here texts by Siegried Sassoon, A.E. Housman, Rupert Brooke, F.W.Harvey and more in settings by Ivor Gurney, Geraint Lewis, John Ireland, Geoffrey Kimpton, Margaret Wegener, John R, Williamson, Duncan Reid, Dennis Wickens, Elaine Hugh-Jones and Jerome Kern.

Jeremy Huw-Williams (baritone) & Nigel Foster (piano)

John Ireland
September 2017

Piano Music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

DDA 25152

Including some premiere recordings, this is an excellent introduction to the relatively little-known piano music of the 20th century Italian composer; played here by Alfonso Soldano

Alfonso Soldano
September 2017

The Operatic Pianist Volume II

DDA 25153
Sample: Liszt: Fantasy on Themes from Rienzi (extract)

A new sensational set of transcriptions of great themes and fantasies from Opera, performed with panache and style by Andrew Wright.

Andrew Wright
September 2017

Transitional Metal

MSV 28563

Composer and pianist Fumiko Miyachi debuted for Metier on the astonishing ‘Miniaturized Concertos’ (msv 77205) and here presents her series of works inspired by the periodic table of elements – like all her music, a colorful and vibrant meld of influences from her European and Japanese roots.

Fumiko Miyachi
September 2017

Twists and Turns: Music by Rob Keeley

MSV 28568

A fascinating program of chamber works by Rob Keeley, full of invention and interest, and played by several top English soloists includng Caroline Balding, Linda Merrick and John Turner, with the Manchester Chamber Ensemble.

All these works are receiving their first recording.

Robert Keeley
October 2017

Christmas Card Carols

DDA 25161

Foremost recorder player John Turner, star of many acclaimed recordings, has been composing Christmas Carols for decades and each year sends the score of one out as his seasonal Card. He has now brought together a fine collection of carols, mainly on the Nativity theme which are lovingly performed by soloists and Intimate Voices. Not congregational Carols but a lovingly crafted set of works setting new tunes to ancient texts.

John Turner
October 2017

David Braid: Songs, Solos and Duos

MSV 28575

A fascinating new album (currently scheduled for November) with a new set of works by Welsh composer David Braid featuring the velvet tone of the electric archtop guitar in a chamber, solo and vocal setting; also includes Braid’s evocative duos for flute/classical guitar and clarinet/piano – plus his 1st Piano Sonata: an eclectic range of recent works from the one of the UK’s most original yet approachable composers, performed by a dynamic set of world-class players.

David Braid
October 2017

France Revisited: Music for Piano Duo

DDA 25132

New ‘Divine Artists’ but with a long and successful career, Robert Stoodley and Linda Ang Stoodley are “Piano à Deux” and present a suitably Gallic programme of Debussy, Poulenc and Georges Onslow – music both very familiar and refreshingly new. Due for release in 2017.

Piano à Deux
October 2017

Madeleine Mitchell: Violin Muse

DDA 25160

A fabulous collection of lyrical contempory works by leading British composers: David Matthews, Michael Berkeley, Judith Weir, Michael Nyman, Sadie Harrison and Guto Puw. Music for violin/ piano, two violins and Puw’s wonderful Violin Concerto.

Madeleine Mitchell

More To Come Soon:

Beethoven: the Complete Piano Sonatas

DDA 21901

All 32 sonatas in a 9CD box, performed by Tamami Honma, will be one of our priority releases in the next year or so.

While core repertoire is not our main priority, sometimes an interpreter comes along with fresh perspectives as well as technical skill, and we hear ‘the divine art of music’ in reality.

Tamami Honma

Brian Ferneyhough: Piano Music

MSV 28518

Following the success and critical praise for our recent CDs of chamber and choral music by Ferneyhough, we here have some of his outstanding and awesomely complex piano works, played by Ian Pace (pictured). This disc has been delayed by matters out of our hands but we hope to schedule it in the near future.

Ian Pace

Eric Craven: Entangled States

MSV 28571

Astonishing masterpiece of contemporary complexity in Eric Craven’s unique “non-prescriptive” method. Realised and performed by the genius that is Mary Dullea.

Mary Dullea

Galuppi: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4

DDA 25103

It’s quite a while since volume 3 of this series was issued, and this one recorded. The pianist has had a rather busy time performing around the world, but this long-awaited disc is now scheduled for 2017.

Peter Seivewright

New Music for a New Oboe, Vol. 2

MSV 28531

The first ‘New Oboe’ disc, msv28529, issued mid 2013, featured two epic new works by Michael Finnissy and Edwin Roxburgh, while the second, msv 28531, will include new pieces by Richard Barrett and Sam Hayden and other brand new compositions. These albums also feature two brand new instruments: the Howarth-Redgate oboe and the Lupophon, so should be of interest to all oboists.

Christopher Redgate

Orchestral Music by Marcus Blunt

MSV 28570

Acclaimed British composer Marcus Blunt presents his Piano Concerto (with pianist Murray McLachlan), Concertino for Bassoon (soloist Lesley Wilson), Aspects of Saturn and Symphony No. 2. The Manchester Camerata is conducted by Stephen Threlfall. 
All these works are receiving their first recording.

Marcus Blunt

Russian Piano Music Vol. 13:Rachmaninov

DDA 25155

Alfonso Soldano returns to Russian repertoire (by critical acclaim!) with Rachmaninov’s First Sonata, Moments Musicaux, and other works.

Alfonso Soldano

Russian Piano Music Vol. 14:Tchaikovsky

DDA 25156

Alfonso Soldano brings Tchaikovsky to the Russian piano series with the Grand Sonata, Op. 37; the Romance Op. 5, 6 pieces op.19 and Berceuse (Op. 72/2)

Alfonso Soldano

Russian Piano Music Vol. 15: Prokofiev

DDA 25157

For the second Prokofiev album in our series, we welcome brilliant young Italian pianist Stefania Argentieri who will include the First and Sixth Sonatas, 4 Etudes, op. 2 and other works.

Stefania Argentieri

Sonic Fictions

MSV 28564

American composer Joshua Fineberg is known for his spectacular ‘spectral’ piano works (msv 28524) and we are delighted to present a new anthology of chamber works.

All these works are receiving their first recording.

Joshua Fineberg

Symphonic Visions

MSVDX 99103

From the hand of multi-talented composer Ed Hughes, whose chamber music and operas have been highly acclaimed (see Metier catalog) comes a unique DVD showcasing his music for silent film. Not only does this include his new scores for vintage movies ‘The Nose’ and ‘Journey to the Moon’, and historic Royal Air Force footage, but also an extened score for the new film ‘Symphony of a City’ – a moviemontage of the city of Brighton.

Ed Hughes